Stories by Stuart Corner

NZ government consults on algorithm usage

New Zealand’s minister for statistics, James Shaw, has released a draft Algorithm Charter on government use of algorithms and initiated a public consultation on the issue.

Southern Cross confirms Telstra’s NEXT role

​Southern Cross Cable Network has announced it has signed agreements and received regulatory approval for Telstra to become a 25 per cent shareholder of the company and an anchor customer of the Southern Cross NEXT undersea data cable.

AWS and Qrious help protect kākāpō, kiwi

The Department of Conservation (DoC) is using AI and machine learning technologies from AWS and Spark subsidiary Qrious along with AWS cloud facilities to improve its conservation of endangered birds.

Kerlink & Tata could bring more LoRaWAN to Kiwis

New Zealand could be getting another LoRaWAN wide area network for IoT following announcement by French LoRaWAN gear maker Kerlink and Indian tech giant Tata of plans to promote and deploy LoRaWAN IoT networks globally.

NZ super funds call for action from Facebook, Google and Twitter

The CEOs of five of New Zealand’s largest superannuation funds have added their voices to those of the CEOs of Vodafone, Spark and 2degrees calling for Facebook, Google and Twitter to do more to prevent the spread of content such as that live streamed by the Christchurch mosque shooter.

CERT NZ sets out top 10 security measures

CERT NZ has published a list of 10 critical controls that it says, if implemented by organisations, would prevent, or better contain, the majority of attacks seen in the past year.

Techfugees comes to New Zealand

Techfugees, a global body that aims to get the IT community helping refugees and displaced persons, has opened a chapter in New Zealand.

Soul Machines debuts DIY digital human

Soul Machines, the NZ company behind digitally created avatars that can put a human-like face on chatbots, is offerings its customers a tool to enable them to customise its digital creations.

New HPC facility launched at NZ’s NIWA

Research, science and innovation minister Dr Megan Woods has officially opened New Zealand’s High Performance Computing Facility at NIWA’s campus in Wellington, 17 months after the government announced plans to invest in the facility.

Board education key to boosting cyber security

There is an urgent need for boards to become better educated about cyber security in order to propagate an appropriate attitude to infosec to CEOs and, from them down, an appropriate culture throughout an organisation.

Securing the cloud now a top priority

Gartner has just released its 2018 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB), which predicts that by 2022 60 per cent of large enterprises will use a CASB to govern cloud services, up from less than 20 per cent today.